Nagin drops plans for fireworks, comedy on Katrina anniversary
11:12 AM CDT on Thursday, August 3, 2006
Mayor Nagin has dropped plans to include a fireworks display and a comedy show as part of the memorial slated for the anniversary of Katrina.
The plans, which were slammed by some critics, were simply part of a total package that Nagin said would have included somber reflection and a celebration of the cityÂs rebirth.
ÂThe events came through a planning session,Â he said. ÂThis is New Orleans. We mourn funerals and at the end of the funeral we have a second line.Â
Full plans for the one-year anniversary are still in the works but are scheduled to include a memorial mass and some citywide bell ringing.
I don't know why everyone down here is upset about our mayor planning a comedy show and fireworks to celebrate the worst day in most of our lives. I sit around with my friends and we laugh hysterically everyday at the thought of losing everything. Personally, when I think of my grandmother dying, my family homes being destroyed along with all my possessions, and my dog...I PISS ON MYSELF WITH LAUGHTER! Maybe I should call my sister who I haven't seen this year after the state fired her and all the other teachers like low wage immigrant workers. I might call my 87 year old grandmother who has to start over after the house her husband built for her 50 years ago was blown away so she can laugh too. Our mayor and his administration are so out of touch with the average citizen. They should have sent in the troops to remove their ass. We are in trouble.